Citations: 406 | h-index: 5 | i10-index: 4

Publications in Peer Reviewed Journals

Szajnfarber, Z., Groover, J.A., Wei, Z., Broniatowski, D.A., Chernicoff, W., & Helveston, J.P. (2021) “Evolvability Analysis Framework: Adding Transition Path and Stakeholder Diversity to Infrastructure Investment Decisions.” Systems Engineering, forthcoming. DOI: 10.1002/sys.21600
Feinberg, F., Bruch, E., Braun, M., Hemenway Falk, B., Fefferman, N., Feit, E.M., Helveston, J.P., Larremore, D., McShane, B.B., Patania, A., & Small, M.L. (2020). “Choices in networks: a research framework.” Marketing Letters. 31(4), 349-359. DOI: 10.1007/s11002-020-09541-9
Roberson, Laura A. & Helveston, John P. (2020) “Electric vehicle adoption: can short experiences lead to big change?,” Environmental Research Letters. 15(0940c3). DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/aba715
Helveston, John P. & Jonas Nahm (2019) “China’s key role in scaling low-carbon energy technologies,” Science, 366(6467), pg. 794-796. DOI: 10.1126/science.aaz1014
Helveston, John P., Yanmin Wang, Valerie J. Karplus, & Erica R.H. Fuchs (2019) “Institutional Complementarities: The Origins of Experimentation in China’s Plug-in Electric Vehicle Industry,” Research Policy, 48(1), pg. 206-222. DOI: 10.1016/j.respol.2018.08.006
Helveston, John P., Stephanie Seki, Jihoon Min, Evelyn Fairman, Arthur A. Boni, Jeremy J. Michalek, & Ines Azevedo (2019) “Choice at the Pump: Measuring Preferences for Lower-Carbon Combustion Fuels,” Environmental Research Letters. 14(8) DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/ab2bd2
Helveston, John P., Elea M. Feit, & Jeremy J. Michalek (2018) “Pooling Stated and Revealed Preference Data in the Presence of Endogeneity,” Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, 109, pg. 70-89. DOI: 10.1016/j.trb.2018.01.010
Helveston, John P., Yimin Liu, Elea M. Feit, Erica R.H. Fuchs, Erica Klampfl, & Jeremy J. Michalek (2015) “Will subsidies drive electric vehicle adoption? Measuring consumer preferences in the U.S. and China”. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 73, 96–112. DOI: 10.1016/j.tra.2015.01.002

Full-Length Peer-Reviewed Conference Publications

Liang, Z., Li, D., Fu, X., Beltekian, D., Helveston, J.P. (2018) “The Co-evolution of MNE R&D Strategies and China’s National Innovation System: A Case Study on Siemens.” 2018 IEEE International Symposium on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (TEMS-ISIE), Beijing. pp. 1-9. DOI: 10.1109/TEMS-ISIE.2018.8478558
Helveston, John P., Wang, Y., Karplus, V. J., & Fuchs, E.R. (2016) “Up, Down, and Sideways: Innovation in China and the Case of Plug-in Electric Vehicles.” Academy of Management Annual Meeting. Anaheim, CA. Aug. 5.
Helveston, John P., Liu, Y., Feit, E.M., Fuchs, E.R., Klampfl, E., & Michalek, J.J. (2014) “Will Subsidies Drive Electric Vehicle Adoption? Measuring Consumer Preferences in the U.S. and China.” National Academies Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting. Washington, D.C. Jan. 13.

Magazine Publications

Helveston, John P. “Why the US Trails the World in Electric Vehicles,” Issues in Science and Technology 37, no. 2 (Winter 2021).
Helveston, John P. “Perspective: Navigating an Uncertain Future for US Roads,” Issues in Science and Technology 34, no. 1 (Fall 2017).

Books / Book Chapters

Ren, Justin Z. & John P. Helveston (2019) “Measuring Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Among Cities: A Multi-Dimensional Approach.” Melting the ICE: Lessons from China and the West in the Transition from the Internal Combustion Engine to Electric Vehicles. Ed. Fox-Penner, P., Ren, Z.J., & Jermain, D.O. Harvard University Press.
Hatch, Jennifer & John P. Helveston (2019) “Brookline, MA: A Small Town seeking to lead in a Broader EV Charging Network.” Melting the ICE: Lessons from China and the West in the Transition from the Internal Combustion Engine to Electric Vehicles. Ed. Fox-Penner, P., Ren, Z.J., & Jermain, D.O. Harvard University Press.

Working Papers

Helveston, J.P. (2021) “Multinomial Logit Models with Willingness to Pay Space Utility Specifications in R: The {logitr} Package.” Under review.

Davidson, M.R., He, G., Helveston, J.P. (2021) “Quantifying the role of globalized solar photovoltaic supply chains in reaching climate targets.” Under review.

Murphree, Michael, John P. Helveston, & Daniel Breznitz. “Intellectual Property as a Production Input: Expanding Theories of Institutional Change and Profiting from Innovation.” Under review.

Helveston, John P, Lujin Zhao, Saurav Pantha. “Are we there yet? The significance of arrival time uncertainty in multi-modal trip choices.” Working paper.


Helveston, John P. (2016) “Development and Adoption of Plug-in Electric Vehicles in China: Markets, Policy, and Innovation,” Ph.D. Dissertation, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA.

Reports, Articles for Non-Academic Audiences, and Other Publications

Podcast: GWU Professor John Helveston on EVs in China, The Future Car: A Siemens Podcast, May 13, 2019.
Helveston, John P. (2019) “China’s looser rules may usher in a new era for EV and AV companies,” Axios. February 1, 2019.
Hatch, Jennifer & John P. Helveston. “Will Autonomous Vehicles be Electric?” Institute for Sustainable Energy. August 8, 2018.


Helveston, John P. (aut, cre, cph) (2021). logitr: Random utility logit models with preference and willingness to pay space parameterizations. R package version 0.3.0.
Helveston, John P. (aut, cre, cph) & Aden-Buie, Garrick (aut). (2021). xaringanBuilder: Functions For Building Xaringan Slides To Different Outputs. R package version 0.0.9.
Helveston, John P. (aut, cre). (2021). conjointTools: Tools For Designing Conjoint Survey Experiments. R package version 0.0.5.

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